State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 58 Spring 1996

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Select List of Accessions to the Australian Manuscripts Collection, 1992–1996

Bruce, Mary Grant
Turner, Ethel
  • Correspondence with Ward Lock 1928–1954
  • 2.5 cm
  • Purchased
  • Two noted Australian authors corresponding with their publisher on sales, royalties and the difficulty of publishing in wartime.
  • MS 13028
Dennis, C.J.
  • Presentation volume of letters to his publishers Angus and Robertson about The sentimental bloke and Ginger Mick.
  • 1 vol.
  • Presented by Mr Sydney Wilfrid Herron
  • MS 13037
Felton Bequest
  • Records 1904–1990
  • 1.2m
  • Presented by ANZ Funds Management
  • Alfred Felton was a Melbourne businessman. Upon his death part of the income from his estate was left to be spent on works of art for the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • PA 96/83
Furphy, Joseph
  • Postcards 1905–1906
  • 3 p.
  • Presented by Mr Stan Bannister Tom Collins [Joseph Furphy] sends greetings to members of Kate Baker's family.
  • PA 96/125
The Gentlewomen's Aid Society
  • Records 1909–1990
  • 34.0 cm
  • Presented by the Society through Mrs R. Bain
  • Founded in Melbourne in 1894 to provide charitable relief to “distressed Gentlewomen”
  • MS 12986
Goddard, Maj. Charles James
  • Papers 1914–1918
  • 1.2m
  • Presented by Mr David Dyer
  • Goddard was in command of the 1st Anzac
  • Corps Troops Supply Column in France.
  • MS 13106
Goodall, Alexander
  • Diary 1892–1893
  • 1 vol.
  • Presented by Mrs Lola Goodall
  • The diary of a young man in Geelong, notable for its wealth of humorous illustrations.
  • MS 13029
Gott, Kenneth Davidson
  • Papers 1933–1991
  • 3.25 m
  • Purchased
  • Journalist, Communist Party member, businessman and friend of many leading figures in the Melbourne literary scene.
  • MS 13047
Melbourne and Hobson's Bay
Railway Company
  • Records 1853–1856
  • 3.0cm
  • Presented by Mr D.J. Ferris
  • A small body of records of one of Melbourne's first railway companies.
  • MS 13104
Melbourne Orphan Asylum
  • Records 1845–1986
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  • 7.0m
  • Presented by Oz Child
  • MS 13168
Mietta's
  • Records 1970s-1996
  • 5.0m
  • Presented by Mietta O'Donnell and Tony Knox
  • Mietta's was a noted Melbourne restaurant.
  • PA 96/122
Myers, Walter
  • Records 1892–1905
  • 80.0 cm
  • Presented by Mr W. Snell
  • Records of a pawnbroking business in Clarendon Street, South Melbourne.
  • MS 13114
Nicholls, Bron
  • Drafts of her novel Reasons of the heart, and correspondence relating to its publication by Penguin.
  • 34.0 cm
  • Purchased
  • PA96/65
Patton, Rev. J.V.
  • War diaries 1916–1919
  • 2 vols
  • Presented by Mr Tom Patton
  • A detailed account of the daily activities of an Army chaplain in France, Macedonia and Palestine.
  • MS 12988
Porter, Hal
  • Letters to Pamela Crosthwaite 1968 6 p.
  • Presented by Mrs Pamela Crosthwaite
  • An exchange of letters arising out of a group discussion of Porter's work.
  • MS 13027
Quaine, John Patrick
  • Papers c.1920–1957
  • 8.0cm
  • Purchased
  • Correspondence and occasional writings of a Melbourne bookseller and connoisseur of crime.
  • MS 12996
St. Luke's Anglican Church
  • Records: marriages 1858, baptisms 1858–1884, 1907–1942
  • 1.5m
  • Presented by the Church
  • MS 13120
Serle, Percival
  • Inward correspondence 1926–1951
  • 4.0cm
  • Presented by Dr Geoffrey Serle
  • Approximately 80 letters from friends, poets, scholars.
  • MS 13081
Serle, Percival
  • Biographical files
  • 4.4 m
  • Presented by the estate of Percival Serle
  • The files created by Serle while compiling his Dictionary of Australian Biography.
  • MS 13026
Sinclair, John
  • Papers c.1947–1990
  • 6.0cm
  • Purchased
  • Sinclair was music critic of the Melbourne Herald in the late 1970s.
  • MS 13101
Socialist Party of Victoria
  • Minutes 1906–1908
  • 1 vol.
  • Presented by Mrs Louisa Hamilton
  • MS 13110
Stewart, May
  • Diary 1906
  • 1 vol.
  • Purchased
  • The routines and recreations of a young working girl in turn-of-the-century Fitzroy.
  • MS 12995
Stonehouse, Patricia Ethel
  • Papers c.1900–1930
  • 70.0 cm
  • Presented by Mrs C. Keelan
  • Drafts, proofs and press cuttings of a novelist whose torrid tales of women in revolt were best sellers in their day.
  • MS 12997
Victoria, State Library
  • Ms. “Report on the state of the Melbourne Public Library”, 1869
  • 1 vol.
  • Forwarded from the State Librarian's Office
  • Prepared by Augustus Tulk who, among other things, pleads with the Trustees that the Librarians be allowed to take their “regulation holidays” for the first time in 3 years.
  • MS 12990
Youth Accommodation Coalition
  • Records 1971–1991
  • 1.9m
  • Presented by YAC
  • YAC was founded in 1971 to develop policy on youth homelessness in Victoria.
  • MS 13070
Compiled by Gerard Hayes
Librarian in the Australian Manuscripts Collection of the La Trobe Library